Perl is a powerful programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts along with various web-based apps. One of its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to execute numerous tasks and to increase the efficiency of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of program code. This means that, when five processess should be executed, you can use five lines of code in order to call each of the modules instead of adding hundreds of lines used to set up the actual modules inside your script. Perl is very useful and it can be used for a variety of purposes, that's why a lot of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic websites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's commonly used in addition to other languages such as PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Website Hosting

Perl is available with all Linux cloud website hosting services that we provide and you are able to execute any type of .pl file which you upload inside your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or some FTP program. This will help you make a website with all of the characteristics that you would like your visitors to have, but PHP doesn't supply. You can execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our packages come with lots of Perl modules that you are able to use and you can see the full list in your web hosting account as well as the path which you need to use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you would like to execute a Perl/CGI script through a cron job however your package does not offer this option, you can include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your website hosting Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can take advantage of every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the semi-dedicated services that we supply as Perl is supported on all our servers. You're able to make each .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it through the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and depending on the actual script, it may be run manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job that you can create inside your account. Provided you decide to use a script which you have found online and it requires certain modules to be present on the server, you'll be able to take advantage of our vast library that includes over 3000 modules. This way, you can be sure that any type of Perl app that you make or find on the Internet will work properly on our end.